Ashtead Technology Appoints Christie as Head of Mechanical Solutions Business



October 12, 2022

James Christie – Mechanical Solutions Manager Ashtead Technology – Credit: Ashtead Technology

Ashtead Technology, a British specialist in subsea equipment rental and solutions, has appointed a new manager for its range of Mechanical Solutions services.

Ashtead Technology said Christie, who is regional director for Ashtead Technology’s Asia-Pacific region and has been with the company for more than three years, is also taking on the role of Mechanical Solutions Manager “as the company looks to consolidate its market position as a leader in IMR and decommissioning services for the global offshore energy industry.”

According to Ashtead, Christie has more than 22 years of experience in the subsea industry following a career that has allowed him to accumulate extensive experience in offshore and land-based ROVs and the life of field operations.

In his expanded role, Christie will continue to be based in Singapore and will work with Ashtead Technology’s regional teams to develop the company’s capabilities and advance the international expansion of its mechanical solutions service line, specializing in underwater cutting, dredging, coating removal technologies and ROV tooling and associated services have all been built through acquisitions of Forum Subsea Rentals, Underwater Cutting Solutions, Aqua-Tech and, most recently, WeSubsea.

Allan PirieCEO of Ashtead Technology, said: “James has been instrumental in supporting the international growth of the business during his time with us thus far and, based on his experience and expertise in submarine IMR and decommissioning sectors, he was a natural choice to take on this growth-oriented role.

“This appointment comes at a time when there are tremendous opportunities to grow our mechanical solutions business internationally and through continued investment in our equipment, people and infrastructure, we look forward to capitalizing on these opportunities. worldwide.”

Christie said, “I am delighted to take on this leadership role at such an exciting and crucial stage in Ashtead Technology’s growth journey and to work with my Mechanical Solutions colleagues at our global locations to continue to deliver the best technologies. and services to support our clients’ offshore energy projects.

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